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Sampler (Germany)

This is a Sampler . It is dated 1779 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in back, cross, stem, chain, and satin stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 143.5 x 24.8 cm (56 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

H.C.F. 1779

Cite this object as

Sampler (Germany); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 143.5 x 24.8 cm (56 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-443

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